Super Bowl LVIII is finally here. On Sunday night, the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers will meet in the final game of the 2023 NFL season, with both teams battling for right to call themselves champions.
The Chiefs are the defending champs, and are looking for their third Super Bowl victory of the Patrick Mahomes era. They captured their first ring against these 49ers four years ago, but this San Francisco team is a different beast than even that one, and the Niners are surely looking to exact their revenge.
So, which of these teams will hoist the Lombardi Trophy in Las Vegas? We’ll find out soon enough. But before we break down the matchup, here’s a look at how you can watch the game.
How to watch Super Bowl LVIII
Date: Sunday, Feb. 11 | Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Location: Allegiant Stadium (Las Vegas, Nevada)
TV: CBS, Nickelodeon | Stream on Paramount+
Follow: CBS Sports App
Odds: 49ers -2, O/U 47.5 (via Sportsline consensus odds)
When the 49ers have the ball
The 49ers’ superpower as an offense is that they can get into a pretty standard personnel grouping and line up in all different sorts of formations, with players swapping roles and alignments with relative ease. When they have Christian McCaffrey, Kyle Juszczyk, George Kittle, Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk on the field together, they are technically in 21 personnel, but they can do just about anything — especially if the opponent matches with its base defense. What the Niners want to do more than anything is get you in personnel that matches their formation, then do the opposite of what you expect from them.
The Chiefs like to match those bigger personnel groupings with their base defense, but they do so with a group of linebackers that have very distinct roles. Whether they have Drue Tranquill (an attacking blitzer) or Leo Chenal (a run-and-hit run defender) out there alongside Nick Bolton and Willie Gay Jr. will…
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Author : Jared Dubin
Publish date : 2024-02-09 17:43:36
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